Category: January ’18

Editorial: To our friend, Robin – Our thanks and best wishes

Earlier this month, friends, family, industry colleagues, and former employees gathered for an evening of celebration to mark the retirement of Robin Alden. Robin, as most of you know, has been a remarkable force in fisheries here in Maine and throughout the region for more than four decades. Her career spans three significant phases, beginning …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information our readers …

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Truly one of a kind

Whether you’re talking about multi-talented NJ fisherman Bruce Klawunn or his 50’ C Rae, the term applies By Brian Robbins KEYPORT, NJ – I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I’d wager that you’d be stumped trying to guess the pedigree of New Jersey lobsterman Bruce Klawunn’s 50’ C Rae. Even if you’d been …

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BOEM updates New England council on several offshore wind farms, studies, energy projects 

  GLOUCESTER, MA – At its Dec. 5-7 meeting, the New England Fishery Management Council received an update on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) projects in the Northeast region. BOEM marine biologist Brian Hooker walked the council through the status of: 14 offshore wind farms that are in various stages of progress, numerous …

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New England council approves Groundfish FW 57

NEWPORT, RI – At its Dec. 5-7 meeting, the New England Fishery Management Council approved Framework Adjustment 57 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan. In addition to setting 2019-2020 specifications for catch limits, the council fine-tuned trimester allocations of total allowable catch (TAC) in response to overages for six stocks in the common …

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A visit with New England Marine Engineering’s Paul Nosworthy 

I was a good hour into my conversation with New England Marine Engineering (NEME) founder/owner Paul Nosworthy when I realized something: We hadn’t even reached the point in the story when NEME comes into the picture (1979). In fact, we hadn’t talked much about freezers or icemakers; we hadn’t gotten into heating or cooling systems; we …

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SAFE BOAT – SMART BOAT: Abandoning ship Part 4 – Surviving aboard the liferaft

The following is the final installment in our four-part series focused on the decision to abandon ship and then taking the steps necessary to maximize chances for survival and rescue.  —Editor Immediately after abandoning ship and gaining the shelter of a liferaft, survivors are likely to be cold, wet, exhausted, and possibly suffering from varying …

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New scalloper Kodiak joins Vinjerud’s New Bedford fleet

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Lars Vinjerud’s new scalloper Kodiak has joined the Oceans Fleet Fisheries stable here. And once word gets around, there’s likely to be more than a bit of interest in this new arrival.  That’s because Kodiak isn’t just another new scallop dragger – she’s Vinjerud’s first scalloper built specifically to freeze scallops …

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NOAA Fisheries Navigator – January 2018

EXCLUSIVE 4-Page Insert from the January 2018 edition of Commercial Fisheries News > Click page below to download .pdf file (2mb) <